>In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.
For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.
The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence. For the past five years, they say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.
It seems the way the charge of the US war department is often interpreted is to encompass a great many things. Obviously maintaining the military, the nuclear weapons and missiles, the army, et cetera. But also to a large extent research.
Not all research that they do must yeild some new weapon or tool, nor must it be in the direction to hopefully do so, It pays to understand the world, to understand how things normally are, so if something is amiss, you can tell.
Furthermore, a great deal of sort of silly seeming things, as this example, might outwardly make little sense. But even if there is never anything of interest in the topic of "UFO"s, there is a motivation to study the phenomena. Humans are now and likely will remain for some time very important in many aspects ofthe military, and human perception, or misperception, is often incredibly important to general operations. If people see weird things in the sky, and they arent there, or arent how the people relate them, I would want to know why, what is happening, and how I can prevent false alarms.
As such, to me, it seems sort of like it would be surprising for the military to not still be running at least some research into "UFO" type events. and honestly at the scale of the US defense budget (to which you likely could add the CIA budget at least if you want a more real figure), 22 million usd is not that much.
I think the video from OPs picture was kinda interesting.
I'm not sure what to think about this program and there isn't enough data available in my opinion.
I can see that there is extraterrestrial life but I do not believe that there are little gray men in flying saucers coming to visit us. If they're so advanced that they could travel through space, why not send robots or just keep hidden from us? This species would have to be much much more advanced than we are.
I would love to see all their archives.
What do you guys think about this? Do you believe in UFOs?
>I can see that there is extraterrestrial life but I do not believe that there are little gray men in flying saucers coming to visit us. If they're so advanced that they could travel through space, why not send robots
What if these "tic tacs" are unmanned?